I am pleased as could be with this cowl! This was a super fast knit and I already wore it yesterday when I went out to lunch with my husband. The yarn is so soft and thankfully it was chilly enough to wear alpaca without breaking out into a sweat. I am really looking forward to spring but I sure was glad that it is still a little cold. Alpaca is perfect for this cowl because of the drape and lack of elasticity. I have the cowl wrapped twice in the above photo. Try the pattern you will love it!